Robert Patterson's Book, Exodus Politics, Makes its Debut

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Robert Patterson’s, Exodus Politics, makes it’s debut with the University of Virginia Press.  According to the University of Virginia Press, “ Using the term “exodus politics” to theorize the valorization of black male leadership in the movement for civil rights, Robert J. Patterson explores the ways in which the political strategies and ideologies of this movement paradoxically undermined the collective enfranchisement of black people. He argues that by narrowly conceptualizing civil rights in only racial terms and relying solely on a male figure, conventional African American leadership, though frequently redemptive, can also erode the very goals of civil rights.”

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